A Few Words About Me
Sara teaches the Bible to adults from around the world and brings all of her past education and experience to use when sharing the treasures of the Bible with her students. Teacher her mother tongue, Yiddish, ties her to her parents and the Jewish people, especially those who perished in the holocaust in Europe. Sara has taught Biblical Hebrew and Yiddish at the Israel Institute of Biblical Studies since 2010 and hopes to continue for many years.
Sara Davolt was born in Kazakhstan to holocaust survivors from Poland. She lived in Germany until the age of 10, when her family immigrated to the United States, in 1956. Sara lived in Brooklyn, New York until 1967, when she immigrated to Israel. Sara is a member of Kibbutz Kfar Hanassi in the Upper Galilee, and has six children and nine grandchildren (so far!). She has worked in many branches of the kibbutz, but mainly in education, from toddlers, to kindergarten, and school. Sara is very active in musical activities – she sings in a semi-professional choir, and plays clarinet in a local adult amateur orchestra. She also likes to swim, hike, and ride her bicycle.
Sara has a bachelor’s degree from Barnard College (Columbia University) in New York, where she majored in Religion. After immigrating to Israel, she studied Bible and Education for another two years in the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where she got a Teachers Degree in Bible. Sara received a master’s degree from the Jewish Theological Seminary (Jerusalem Branch – the Schechter Institute) in 2001.
Sara served as principal of the kibbutz elementary school for several years, where she taught Bible and Jewish History. She also taught Bible in the regional High School in Kfar Blum. She worked for many years in Ulpanim (teaching Hebrew to newcomers in Israel) – volunteers in the kibbutz, Russian immigrants (in Tiberias), and Ethiopian immigrants (in Zfat and Ayelet Hashahar).